Spring offer special!

Kirkjufell mountain and waterfall in Snæfellsnes peninsula in the spring.

Spring offer special!

We are happy to be able to offer a special pre-season offer for one of our most popular self-drive itineraries. Experience Iceland in May when spring arrives and days are getting longer. Migration birds arrive to breed and new born lambs enjoy their first days on the pasture.

Of course, this tour also features the best known attractions on your jounrey from the West through the Golden Circle area followed by a few days on the South Coast. Get familiar with Iceland’s history at the Settlement Center in Borgarnes village, visit waterfalls and hot spring areas, National Parks and fishing villages.

Highlights & recommended activities

  • Deildartunguhver hot spring, Hraunfossar waterfalls, The Snæfellsnes peninsula, The Golden Circle with Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir, Reynisfjara Black Beach, Seljalandfoss and Skogafoss waterfall, Sólheimajökull Glacier, Reykjanes peninsula and Reykjavík.
  • The Settlement Center, Shark Museum, Skógar folk museum, Horse Riding, The Secret Lagoon, Glacier hike, Snowmobiling, Lava tube caving and Whale Watching.
  • Puffins arrive in Iceland in the springtime and early May they have all arrived back "home" from their winter location.
 

 

Included: 

  • 5 nights incl. breakfast in 3 star hotel accommodations.
  • 5 day rental car of your choice & second driver
  • Unlimited driving & CDW insurance
  • Pick-up/drop-off at the International Airport in Keflavík
  • Road Map 1:500 000
  • Emergency phone line available 24/7 while traveling in Iceland
  • VAT & lodging tax
  • Day to day site information

 

 

 

 

Our special offer for this West and South package is valid for any arrival date in May. Please note that the offer is based on specific, hand-picked accommodations with limited availability. Book now!

For any changes to the package or if you are interested in another travelling time, have a look at our wide-ranging other self-drive programs, or contact the EsjaTravel Team to request a tailor-made offer.

 

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Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival at Keflavík International Airport, you pick up your pre-booked rental car. Head directly west to the Borgarfjörður area, where you‘ll find you accommodation for the first two nights in Iceland.
In Borgarnes the exhitibition of Iceland‘s settlement history is well worth the visit before driving inland. Deildartunguhver hot spring is the most active hot spring in Iceland, and the picturesque waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss are not far away. Guided tours of the lava cave Víðgelmir or the manmade ice cave Inside the Langjökull Glacier are available all year round.

 

Day 2: Snæfellsnes peninsula

Make time to stop at Bjarnarhöfn farm for tasting the famous “Hákarl”, the Greenlandshark. Passing by the peculiar shaped mountain Kirkjufell you´ll reach the National Park around the glacier covered volcano Snæfellsjökull.
Enjoy a walk to the black pebble beach Djúpalónssandur, the stunning rock formations of Hellnar cove and the Cliffs at Arnarstapi fishing hamlet. The lava cave “Vatnshellir” offers guided tours daily.
At the sand beaches at Búðir and Ytri-Tunga, seals can be spotted while resting on the rocky coast. The basalt columns in Gerðuberg, or an hour hike to the crater Eldborg, the “fire castle”, rounds up the visit to the peninsula.

 

Day 3: National Park Þingvellir, Geysir & Gullfoss waterfall

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Park Þingvellir while walking through the Almannagjá rift, passing the site of the first parliament site, the Althing, to the waterfall Öxaráfoss.
Your journey takes you to the geysers, where the hot spring Strokkur erupts every five minutes or so. At the majestic waterfall Gullfoss a footpath leads to the edge of the falls where you can feel the spray on your face.
Treat yourself with tomato icecream at the greenhouses at Friðheimar, or relax the geothermal pool Secret Lagoon, befor you head on to your accommodation for the next two nights around Hella.


Day 4: Waterfalls, Glacier & Reynisfjara black sand beach

Start with an unforgettable walk behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall or take the stairs to the brim of waterfall Skógafoss. The local folk- and transport museum Skógasafn exhibits an original turf farm, the first vehicles to drive onto a glacier, and the uncountable collection of items of daily working life of days gone by.
You can join a Glacier hike or Snowmobile tour at the Sólheimajökull Glacier, before heading on to the bird cliffs of Dyrhólaey with its rock arch and grand view from the lighthouse over the endless seeming coastline. The fascinating black beach at Reynisfjara with its basalt columns is only a short drive away.


Day 5: Lava landscape & hot springs of Reykjanes peninsula

Allow time for activities like visiting the lava cave Raufarholshellir, a horse riding tour, the exhibition of the geothermal power station Hellisheiðarvirkjun or the ghost museum in Stokkseyir.
The village Hveragerði was built around natural hotsprings, heating the greenhouses where mainly flowers are grown today. Enjoy a detour to the picturesque fishing villages of Eyrarbakki and Stokkseyri before heading on to Reykjanes peninsula with its raw lava landscape. Make your way to the fumaroles and mud hot springs at Krisuvik and Kleifarvatn Lake. The milky blue geothermal water of the Blue Lagoon are known for the therapeutic befefits, and unique relaxation.
Your accommodation is near the airport.


Day 6: Departure

The time of departure determines your plan for the day. If you leave in the late afternoon or the evening you will have time to explore more of the Reykjanes peninsula.
If your flight leaves in the early morning you‘ll have to leave early for the airport, where you return your rental car before departure.

Prices from

537

Type

Self-Drive

Season

Spring

Days / Nights

6 days / 5 nights

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